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AHG Chapters bring herbal communities together to share their love of herbs, and to provide support for the important work of clinical herbalism all over the country. Each chapter is unique, reflecting the needs and interests of their community. Check this list to see if there is chapter in your area. When contacting chapters, keep in mind that they are kept afloat by volunteer efforts so it may be a week or longer before you receive a reply.

No chapter in your area? Why not start one?  Local chapters operate under the non-profit umbrella of the American Herbalists Guild to further the organization’s mission. We can help you organize a chapter! To get started, download and read a copy of Guidelines for Starting a Chapter.  Then contact Karena Stroh, AHG Chapter Coordinator, at ahgchapters@gmail.com.  

We look forward to see how brightly you shine!


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Ayurvedic Interest

The Ayurveda Interest Chapter is dedicated to the study and practice of the ancient science of Ayurveda. This Guild wide Chapter welcomes AHG members who are interested in this tradition to join. Meetings are held online and at American Herbalists Guild Symposiums. KP Khalsa RH(AHG), American Herbalists Guild Governing Council President, is the founding AHG professional member of the Ayurveda Interest Chapter.  If you are interested in joining or simply want to know more about Ayurveda, please send an email to ahgayurveda@gmail.com or contact Katharine M. Jackson at 707.599.6447.

California (San Diego)
The San Diego Chapter consists of about 30 AHG members and is meeting regularly. Contact Joanne Odenthal at joanne@plantwoman.com or ContactSDHG@gmail.com. Check out their blog, which lists all their meetings and events, at sandiegoherbalistsguild.blogspot.com.

Georgia (Atlanta)
One of AHG’s oldest chapters has been meeting since 1998 to increase awareness about medicinal herbs and herbalism. Activities include monthly gatherings, plant walks and workshops about all things herbal. We currently have 80 people on our membership list with a core of 30 highly active members.  We are an open, informal, and friendly group that welcomes members and non-members at our monthly meetings and gatherings.
Meetings are held the third Sunday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in metro Atlanta. No meeting in November and a special Holiday Party in December. GHG communicates with members, and others interested in our events, using Yahoo Groups. To be placed on this mailing list, send an e-mail to info@georgiaherbalistsguild.org or visit the GHG website at www.georgiaherbalistsguild.org.

Herbal Medic Interest Chapter

The Herbal Medic chapter of the American Herbalist Guild is open to all AHG members as well as non AHG members who are interested in this topic. The purpose of this chapter is to create a forum to teach and discuss herbal medicine as a modality of primary care.  This kind of herbal medicine can be as a result of a disaster (i.e. post-disaster herbalism), or in a remote setting where there is no orthodox health care available.  To varying degrees, this is also very applicable to practical herbal medicine in and around the home, neighborhood or in an existing herbal clinic.  The Herbal Medic chapter has the goal of monthly webinars across various, appropriate subjects.  These subjects include wilderness first aid, wound care and infection management, acute illness management (viral, bacterial, protozoal, helminthic), chronic illness management across various organ systems, post-disaster concepts such as water purification, herbal medicine in austere or remote environments, herbal dental care, herbal first aid and much more.  For more information or to be put on the mailing list for upcoming webinar schedules and events contact Sam Coffman at ahgherbalmedic@gmail.com  You can also find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ahgherbalmedic/

Indiana (Bloomington)
Meetings have begun and a chapter is blooming in Southern Indiana!  This is a great opportunity to be a part of this energy-filled group.  Contact Grace MacNeil at vgracemacneil@gmail.com for more details.

New Jersey, Northern (Warren County)
The New Jersey Chapter meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Herbally Yours in Changewater, NJ which is located in Warren County.  Our programs are focused on education & support for practitioners.  Monthly meetings include discussions on specific topics along with case histories, presentations by individual member, and occasional herb walks to visit the plants. For details, contact Kerry Adams at kadams@herbally.net or 908-689-6140.

New Jersey, Southern
Hello and Welcome to the to the South Jersey Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild. Our meeting place is located in Riverton,NJ.  We'd like to invite prospective members from the Southern portion of New Jersey. Our Chapter covers Burlington, Ocean, Camden, Atlantic, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland and Cape May Counties. If you wish to join our chapter or obtain more information about us, please contact: Barb Kelly, Secretary/Treasurer at kelly0627@aol.com or Jeannie Francis at SJCAHG@yahoo.com. We're on Facebook  and you can find us by searching for South Jersey Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild.

New Mexico (Albuquerque)
We are experiencing the long-needed and exciting reincarnation of our local AHG chapter here in New Mexico: the Green Chile Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild. Members are coming back in droves from all parts of the state! We are excited to nurture this revival and include many herbalists from as many different disciplines as possible (folk, East Asian medicine, Ayurvedic , growers, and curanderismo, just to name a few). Our group currently consists of seasoned veterans and budding newbies, all working together to promote the beautiful and wonderful energies of our plant allies. We have begun planning for many events, starting locally, and intend to grow and cultivate this organization for many years to come! For more information, please email greenchilechapter.ahg@gmail.com or visit http://ahgnm.blogspot.com

New York City
The long awaited New York City chapter has finally arrived. Our chapter includes all five boroughs:  Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. We feel there are more herbalists practicing in the city than you know. This is your chance to be part of the Big Apple Grassroots Herbal movement.  Any persons using herbs, regardless of health care discipline, are invited to attend the meetings.  We welcome those who want to learn, and are new to learning, about herbs as well.  Our group consists of esteemed AHG professional members, and some new budding 'dandelions'.  The Chapter's mission is promote wellness using herbal therapies throughout the city by educating, teaching and sponsoring events to local communities.  We also will raise money for these events.  We intend to grow exponentially to be the largest chapter within the AHG.  We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at one of two locations: Fratellone Medical Associates at 47 West 57th Street, 5th Floor, and at the new herbal school Arborvitae at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture, 80 8th Ave.  For more information contact nycchapterofahg@yahoo.com.


New York (Long Island)
The Long Island Chapter of the AHG meets at the library in Northport about four times a year. We plan to have more frequent meetings as the year progresses. We look forward to your participation! For details and meeting dates and times, contact Jeanne D’Brant at drjeanne@optonline.net.

Oregon (Eugene and beyond)
The Oregon AHG Chapter meets monthly to discuss business and to share herbal information and news.  Each month, we also hold a special event after the meeting.  Future events include elixir tasting, seed and cutting swap, tea tasting, and more!  To keep up with our happenings, go to: http://ahgoregon.com.  Or contact Kristi Shapla at kristishapla@yahoo.com.

Ohio (Southern Ohio)
See the Western Pennsylvania listing below.

Pennsylvania (Eastern Region)
For more information about the Eastern Pennsylvania AHG Chapter, please see their Facebook page, AHG Chapter- Eastern Pennsylvania, or contact Judy Fox Smith at foxsmythherbal@msn.com or 215-816-6950.

Pennsylvania (Western Pennsylvania/Ohio Region)
The chapter meets on a monthly basis during the growing season at venues offered by our members and by e-conferencing during winter months.  Our focus is on supporting each other as we explore and expand our knowledge of local medicinal botanicals.  For details contact Leslie Alexander at leslie@restorationherbs.com or 814-374-4119.

Texas (Central)
The mission of this chapter is to provide herbal opportunities for our local community. Plant walks, farm tours, preparations workshops, traditional diagnostics, botany lessons, movies, fellowship and more! Stay posted on our activities by sending an email to texasahg@gmail.com.
 
Washington
The Washington chapter describes itself as a “seed-in-motion” organization that holds quarterly meetings at locations around the state. Most meetings are in Western Washington at Bastyr University (north of Seattle), Tacoma or Olympia. The chapter plans to expand the location of meetings and events to include the eastern part of the state. Meetings are held at various locations. To be placed on the WA AHG mailing list, send an e-mail to waahg06@yahoo.com. The list is open to everyone and, in addition to announcements about chapter meetings and events, is used to publicize information about other herb events and presentations; to advertise classes being presented by members; to announce any new clinics or businesses operated by members; and to list any AHG-approved continuing education classes.

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